Summary: Lorin A. Boswell, Jr., was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 19, 1940, and died April 8, 2008. He was the son of Lorin Albert Boswell and Josephine Shaw Boswell, the descendant of two pioneer Fort Worth families. He attended Paschal High School in Fort Worth, then at Yale. He was a resident of Pierson College and received his B.A. in Sociology with honors. Following graduation, Lorin returned to his native state and attended the University of Texas Law School in Austin where he earned his J.D. in 1965. After his admission to the Bar he practiced law in Fort Worth for more than 40 years, specializing in wills, estate planning and probate. He was a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.
Boswell was a member of Steeplechase, the Fort Worth Boat Club, the Fort Worth Club and Rivercrest Country Club. He was also a supporter of the Fort Worth Stock Show. He served on the boards of the Harris Methodist Hospital and the First Christian Church. Boswell carried on his family tradition of charitable works and giving through the Lorin Boswell Foundation, a foundation named for his father. His particular interest was support for Fort Worth hospitals, including Cook's Children's Hospital and Harris Methodist. At Harris Methodist a chapel is named after him. Lorin married the former Janice Carter on December 5, 1969. They had three daughters, including identical twins. Lorin competed in many races including the Cowtown Marathon. Boswell resided the last 20 years on Eagle Mountain Lake where he enjoyed boating.
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